Want quick feedback, input, engagement around a shared passion point or even just facilitate conversation around your brand/category? Hosting periodic polls are an easy way to engage with “limited outcome” results, meaning it doesn’t usually require moderation for innapropriate content and comments. A clear exception would be polls where you can enter your own values/fields (i’m testing one below). In addition to the learning and engagement potential, polling allows you content that can be loaded into a Content Management System (CMS) and optimized for twitter for added distribution. It’s a simple way to microformat content while sourcing from the crowd–maybe even getting discovered by new crowds.
We’ve played around with SocialToo and PollDaddy. Seems like these tools are still evolving and have lots of potential for better publishing and viewing customization. Do you have any favorites? Pls share and post why in the comments below.
And, take 5-seconds to answer the test poll below: